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Environmental manager

David works for the Scottish Parliament as an environmental manager. He is responsible for trying to understand the environmental impact of the parliament, such as the amount of energy it uses.  The parliament has set itself challenging targets to reduce the amount of gas and electricity it uses through...
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Aerodynamicist

Steve analyses the flow of air over racing cars.  He studied aero-mechanical engineering at university and following a two week summer placement, at Lola cars, he was offered a position in the company.The video can be a useful resource for teachers to help bring the career to life as part of a lesson. It can also...
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Stimulating Physics - careers and enterprise

The Institute of Physics worked with the  Career Development Organisation to produce activities aimed at improving students' attitude towards physics, and awareness of career routes.The project developed two packs for use in schools with the help of the Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC). The packs...
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Space scientist and science communicator: Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE

This is a lovely film clip which will help a range of students to feel that they can choose a career in science.  Dr Aderin Pocock is a Space Scientist and a Science Communicator, but she explains how she moved around from school to school and was told that she probably wouldn't be able to do anything academic...
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Environmental improvement manager

Nathan is an environmental improvement manager at North East Lincolnshire County Council.  He looks at the impact of the council on climate change and what they can do to reduce that impact across the full range of council services.  He’s essentially an ‘eco-warrior’ for the council.Curriculum links include...
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Radiographer

Kelly is a radiographer at Addenbrookes hospital.  She produces X-rays for doctors to use in the diagnoses.  She was a parent at a young age and decided to follow an access course for two evenings a week over two years.  She aims to specialise in an area of radiography and progress to becoming...
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STEM Ambassadors

This guide, from triple science support, offers background information and practical suggestions to support classroom practice when working with STEM Ambassadors and gives suggestions for securing progression, follow up activities and measuring impact. Integrating STEM Ambassadors within schemes of learning can be...
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Why Is It Dark at Night?

Alice wonders why it’s dark at night. If we are in an infinite Universe, why isn’t the sky full of starlight. Bob suggests that for some reason the light from the very distant stars hasn’t reached us yet. This leads on to the idea that the universe has a beginning and an age. This clip could provide a lead in to...
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Why Doesn't the Moon Fall Down?

This animated clip investigates the idea of orbits. It begins with Alice and Bob wondering why the Moon doesn’t fall to the Earth but an apple does. Alice throws an apple hard enough that it goes into orbit around the Earth. This clip could provide a lead in to topics such as gravitational force, acceleration, orbital...
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Acoustics engineer

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